Posts filtered by tags: @PALO ALTO[x]


 

Alcatraz AI raises about $6 mln from the Hardware Club, Ruvento Ventures, Hemi Ventures, others

Alcatraz AI said it has raised about $6 million from the Hardware Club, Analog Devices co-founder Ray Stata, Ruvento Ventures, Hemi Ventures and JCI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Johnson Controls­Tyco. The Palo Alto company is developing a facial authentication product for the enterprise.  
Tags: Trends, Palo Alto, Alcatraz, VC Deals, Ray Stata, JCI Ventures, Hardware Club Ruvento Ventures Hemi Ventures, Alcatraz AI, Hardware Club Analog Devices, Ruvento Ventures Hemi Ventures, Johnson ControlsTyco


Can there be too much competition between startups?

Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and ensures that they are forced to innovate lest they lose their markets to others. Competition between workers ensures that people strive to do their best work lest their jobs go to more qualified or faster or cheaper replacements. Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cut...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, China, Nigeria, Africa, Palo Alto, Alibaba, Venture Capital, JD.com, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Naspers, Reuters


Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and fellow co-founder Mike Krieger sat down for their first on-stage talk together since leaving Facebook in September. They discussed their super hero origin stories, authenticity on social media, looming regulation for big tech, and how they’re exploring what they’ll do next. Krieger grew up hitting...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Snapchat, Palo Alto, Policy, Regulation, Aol, Bravo


UCLA men’s basketball finishes seventh in Pac-12 after loss to Utah

UCLA entered the week with a chance to rise as high as third in the Pac-12. Instead, the Bruins tumbled all the way to seventh. After UCLA’s 92-81 loss to Utah on Saturday, Colorado’s victory over USC, Oregon’s upset over Washington and Oregon State’s win over Washington State, the Bruins fell into a first-round matchup with 10th-seeded Stanford in the Pac-12 basketball tournament. UCLA’s postseason begins at 6 p.m. PT in at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. The bracket for the 2019 #Pac12Hoops Tour...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, College sports, Las Vegas, Oregon State, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Bruins, Brown, Mobile Arena


Study finds 19 percent of community college students in California are homeless

Nineteen percent of students attending California’s community college system have experienced homelessness in the last year, while 60 percent have experienced recent housing insecurity and 50 percent have struggled with food insecurity, according to a report released Thursday, March 7. The study, conducted by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University’s College of Education in Philadelphia, surveyed nearly 40,000 students at 57 community colleges during the fall sem...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Homeless, Philadelphia, Orange County, Los Angeles County, California Community College, Cypress College, Schilling, Sara Goldrick Rab, Top Stories LADN


Verified Expert Lawyer: Jared Verzello

TechCrunch is profiling great startup lawyers wherever they may be working — and that includes within new companies built from the ground up around tech. Today, we’re interviewing Jared Verzello of Atrium. While even the most old-line of law firms have begun integrating document automation and analysis software, Atrium started that way. Around two years old, it’s both a full-service corporate law firm, Atrium LLP, and a technology startup, Atrium Legal Technology Services, that focuses on buildi...
Tags: TC, Utah, San Francisco, Tech, Georgia, Palo Alto, Connecticut, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Delaware, Jared, Eric Eldon, Brigham Young University, Cooley LLP, Atrium LLP, Startup Lawyers


The Silicon Valley exodus continues

For a long time, it was the norm for founders to haul their hardware to the 3000 block of Sand Hill Road, where the venture capitalists of “Silicon Valley” would be awaiting their pitches. Today, many of the investors that touted the exclusivity of “The Valley” have moved north to San Francisco, where they have better access to top entrepreneurs. Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley institution and to many the lifeblood of the startups and venture capital ecosystem, is the latest to pack up shop. Y...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Accelerator, South Park, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, Venture Capital, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, 500 Startups, True Ventures, General Catalyst


The Daily Edit – Ethan Pines: Forbes Magazine

Ethan Pines talks about photographing Elizabeth Holmes for ForbesIn late 2014 I photographed Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the now notoriously fraudulent blood-testing company and Silicon Valley darling Theranos. When I shot her for the Forbes 400 issue, she was the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. By 2016 The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and others had published excoriating investigative pieces, and Forbes estimated her net worth at zero. Suddenly her ...
Tags: Photography, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, Steve Jobs, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Abc News, Forbes magazine, Sundar Pichai, Theranos, Yoda, Elizabeth Holmes, Forbes, The Daily Edit, Martin Schoeller


How to contact Facebook for problems with your account and other issues

Contacting Facebook directly can be difficult, as the company does not accept phone calls for customer support. There are a number of email addresses to which you can send questions or issues, but the responses can be slow and aren't assured, either. Using the platform's own Help Center to send messages to Facebook can be the most reliable way to connect with the company to report an issue. Don't bother trying to call Facebook. If you dial either of the Palo Alto-area phone numbers you'll...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Palo Alto, Don, Facebook Watch, Contact Facebook, General Feedback, Facebook Help Community, Facebook Help Center Read


Assistant Director – Planning & Community Environment at City of Palo Alto, CA in Palo Alto, CA

Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto (pop. 70,000) is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley. The city’s creative economy causes the population to double during the daytime as the community is home to Stanford University as well as approximately 100,000 jobs. Supported by more than 30 team members, the Planning & Community Environment Department currently encompasses Long Range Planning, Current Planning, Historic Preservation, and Co...
Tags: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Palo Alto Ca, Planning Community Environment Department


Will Tesla’s lowest priced Model 3 make EVs affordable to the middle-class car buyer?

“Steve, take a look at this,” said my colleague Ralph. On his phone was the announcement electric car aficionados had been waiting for: Tesla was selling a base Model 3 sedan for $35,000. The “secret master plan” of Elon Musk from 2006 had become reality. This is the cheapest base price of any car ever made by Tesla, the Palo Alto-based company with a design center in Hawthorne. Last year prices ranged from $40,000 and up. The base Model 3 travels 220 miles on a charge, goes 0-60 mph in 5.6 seco...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Opinion, Environment, US, Tesla, Southern California Edison, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Chevy, Local News, Steve


Pace Gallery Experiments with Ticketed Exhibitions

Art News has a piece this week on Pace Gallery‘s recent experimentation with charging admission for its more immersive, digital installations at galleries in Beijing and Palo Alto. “We are pondering it,” says CEO Marc Glimcher. “We are trying to come up with an idea.” Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Palo Alto, Beijing, Art News, Minipost, Marc Glimcher


Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light . Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best know for its 16-lens DSLR competitor, an utterly fascinating, if not particularly practical device. At this week’s show, however, we’re seeing a wholly different side of the company, one focused on partnerships. The event has seen the company announce three big ones — Nokia device maker HMD, Chinese handset company Xiaomi and Sony, whose component manufacturing divis...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Softbank, Nokia, Tech, Light, Palo Alto, Xiaomi, Sony, Hmd, Dslr, MWC, Masayoshi Son, GRANNAN, Dave Grannan


Mobile-Tech Company Affirmed Networks Raises $38M To Chase 5G Future

Affirmed Networks, a mobile systems software company based in Acton, MA, has raised $38 million in a strategic funding round led by Palo Alto-based Centerview Capital Technology to help it expand into more regions around the globe and invest in new products.The company, founded in 2010, says it develops virtualized and cloud-native network software that helps mobile network providers manage traffic in ways that previously required expensive hardware. Affirmed says it has 100 customers, includin...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Tech, Palo Alto, T-Venture, Venture Capital, 4G, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Network Virtualization, 5g, VCs, Qualcomm Ventures, Matrix Partners


Inside Elizabeth Holmes's Chilling Final Months at Theranos (slashdot)

In the final months of Theranos, before the blood testing start-up was debunked and its founders charged with fraud, then-CEO Elizabeth Holmes brought a puppy, who she insisted was a wolf to others, with a penchant for peeing into the mix, according to Vanity Fair, which has detailed the chaos that ensued in the waning days of the startup, once valued at $9 billion. The 35-year-old Stanford University dropout has also met with filmmakers who she hopes would make a documentary about her "real sto...
Tags: News, Palo Alto, Vanity Fair, Stanford University, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Los Altos, Strangelove, Balto, Msmash


Inside Elizabeth Holmes's Chilling Final Months at Theranos

In the final months of Theranos, before the blood testing start-up was debunked and its founders charged with fraud, then-CEO Elizabeth Holmes brought a puppy, who she insisted was a wolf to others, with a penchant for peeing into the mix, according to Vanity Fair, which has detailed the chaos that ensued in the waning days of the startup, once valued at $9 billion. The 35-year-old Stanford University dropout has also met with filmmakers who she hopes would make a documentary about her "real sto...
Tags: Tech, Palo Alto, Vanity Fair, Stanford University, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Los Altos, Strangelove, Balto


Elizabeth Holmes' last months at Theranos: a "long, labored, highly visible, and heinous corporate death march"

Elizabeth Holmes, the "millennial Madoff" who built a $9 startup on a non-existent technology, gets her vanities tossed into a bonfire by Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton: Holmes had always enjoyed a certain lifestyle. From the early days of the company, she had insisted on flying in a private jet. As the company’s legal problems mounted, its costs skyrocketed, but Holmes had a hard time weaning herself off certain luxuries. She still had her own personal security detail, drivers, personal assistants, ...
Tags: Post, News, Palo Alto, Vanity Fair, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Madoff, Long Cons, Holmes, Los Altos, Strangelove, Nick Bilton, Sunny Balwani, Glenn Fawcett


Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley

THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelly will retire at the end of the 2019/20 season after 50 years in leadership. TWSV seeks a dynamic visionary leader who will bring a variety of theatre interests to TWSV. THEATREWORKS embraces a wide repertoire from the American cannon to new plays to musicals. TWSV is solid financially, well-managed with a board that is active an...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Newark, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Board of Trustees, Phil, Palo Alto Ca, Redwood City, Ma Rainey, Mountain View Center, Kelley


Verified Expert Lawyer: James Alonso

While James Alonso has worked at big law firms for much of his career, he’s been working with startups the entire time. He’s also an engineer by training — and by practice. He recently founded a new startup-focused law firm (Magnolia) that incorporates document automation software (Docasaurus) that he built himself and also licenses to other law firms. On startup law “It just kind of is who I am. I’ve been a programmer and have worked on my own companies since before I was a lawyer, so I natu...
Tags: TC, Tech, Palo Alto, Lawyers, James, Startup Grind, Derek Andersen, Verified Experts, Startup Law, James Alonso


The most expensive listing in America's wealthiest town got a $5 million price cut — take a look inside the 7-bedroom, $27.5 million Silicon Valley mansion

A seven-bedroom mansion in Atherton, California, is listed on the market for $27.5 million. The listing is the most expensive on the market in Atherton, which Forbes dubbed the wealthiest town in America in 2019. The home at 61 Faxon Road was listed in June 2018 for $32.5 million before a series of price cuts brought it down to the current tag of $27.5 million. But even with the price slash, the mansion is still the area's most expensive public listing. Take a look around. There's a reason wh...
Tags: Google, Facebook, America, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Zillow, Bay Area, Forbes, Keller Williams, Atherton, Menlo Circus Club, Atherton California, Faxon Road


Palo Alto Networks to acquire Demisto for $560M

Palo Alto Networks announced today that it intends to acquire security startup, Demisto, for $560 million. The company sees a tool that can help enhance the Palo Alto security portfolio by adding a higher level of automation. “The addition of Demisto’s orchestration and automation technologies will accelerate Palo Alto Networks Application Framework strategy and serve as a critical step forward in the company’s aim to deliver immediate threat prevention and response for security teams,” the c...
Tags: Travel, Security, Fundings & Exits, TC, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers And Acquistions, Palo Alto Networks, Demisto, Accel Greylock Stewart McClure, Slavik Markovich


Funds for Richard’s Rainwater, New CPRIT Executive, & More TX Tech

—Pinpoint, an Austin startup that makes analytics tool to measure software engineering’s contribution to businesses, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Other investors include Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital, and Cherubic Ventures. The new money brings Pinpoint’s total funding to $16.5 million.—A Texas-based startup will be among the participants at the Hatch Pitch competition at South By Southwes...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, China, Cancer, Cherubic Ventures, Funding, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Investment, Sustainability, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Commercialization


PE-backed Avetta and Browz merge

Avetta and Browz, two providers of SaaS-based supply chain risk management software, has merged. No financial terms were disclosed. Evercore provided financial advice to Avetta on the deal while Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal adviser. FT Partners was financial and strategic adviser to Browz with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP providing legal advice. Avetta is majority owned by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. PRESS RELEASE OREM, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avetta and BROWZ, two leading providers of S...
Tags: Utah, New York, London, India, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Basf, Palo Alto, Canada, Asia Pacific, M&a, Norwest, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Herr


Inside the most expensive town in America, where tech moguls live in multimillion-dollar mansions and the average household income is over $450,000

Atherton, California is the most expensive town in the US for the third year in a row. The town is within commuting distance of Palo Alto and San Francisco, and has been home to tech execs like Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt. Here's an inside look at the wealthy suburban town. From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America. But it isn't anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Paul Allen, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes, Facebook Google, San Francisco Peninsula, Atherton


A Status Report on the California Consumer Privacy Act

Yesterday, I did a webinar for the California Lawyers Association on the status of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This post recaps the discussion. A Quick Overview of the CCPA The CCPA imposes 6 new obligations on covered businesses: they have to make specified disclosures to consumers, provide consumers with a data erasure capacity, provide consumers with data portability, allow consumers to opt-out of data sales (or opt-in in the case of minors), and not discriminate against cons...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Palo Alto, San Diego, Privacy/security, AG, SCU


Cars submerged, vineyards flooded as storm slams California

Among the hardest hit areas was northern California, with rain driven by winds of up to 75 mph (120 kph) pounding parts of Sonoma County's wine country. In the Sacramento Valley, flood warnings were in effect from Chico to Stockton as the warm "Pineapple Express" tropical system brought rain to the mountains, melting snow and swelling creeks. A woman was injured when a tree fell on a home in Carmel, and falling trees knocked out power to houses in Atherton near Palo Alto, according to tweets f...
Tags: News, California, Palo Alto, Stockton, Chico, Pineapple Express, Carmel, National Weather Service NWS, Sacramento Valley, Sonoma County, Atherton


The founding story of Patreon

It’s May 7, 2013 and Jack Conte is, in his own words, “totally exhausted, slash, totally wired, in that really weird in-between zone.” He has spent 18 hours per day for the last 50 days building a replica of the Millennium Falcon set from “Star Wars” and shooting a music video in it. When Conte has a vision for something he wants to create, he becomes obsessive. In fact, he maxed out his credit cards to see his vision through on this one. But this is the moment. He uploads his video to YouTub...
Tags: Google, TC, Youtube, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, Kickstarter, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Jack Conte, Pomplamoose, Kevin Systrom, Sam, Mike Krieger, Patreon


The Importance of Fitting In

One of the most persistent mistakes people make is not fitting in with their work environments. Fitting in enables you to both get and keep a job. In terms of what it takes to succeed in the long term, fitting in may actually be more important than your skill level. This little-known observation is lost on many people, and overlooking this can result in unhappy and unfulfilled careers. Conversely, being aware of this often results in very happy and fulfilling careers. The problem is that it is...
Tags: New York, Featured, California, Kentucky, Careers, Los Angeles, Job Market, Ceo, Palo Alto, United States, Job Search, John, Career Advice, Law School, Grateful Dead, Bay Area


Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up

Did anyone else listen to season one of StartUp, Alex Blumberg’s OG Gimlet podcast? I did, and I felt like a proud mom this week reading stories of the major, first-of-its-kind Spotify acquisition of his podcast production company, Gimlet. Spotify also bought Anchor, a podcast monetization platform, signaling a new era for the podcasting industry. On top of that, Himalaya, a free podcast app I’d never heard of until this week, raised a whopping $100 million in venture capital funding to “esta...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Spotify, Web Summit, Funding, Tech, CMO, Palo Alto, Venture Capital, Tencent, Reddit, Bird, Silicon Valley


Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto